Jean (DeMattio) Boltz passed away peacefully August 11, 2018, after a valiant and courageous battle to recover from a stroke. Born April 14, 1941, in Midvale, Ohio, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Attorney Brian Boltz; children, Lisa and Steve Boltz; grandchildren, Noelle and Luke Boltz; brothers, Bill (Lois) DeMattio, and Ed (Barb) DeMattio; niece/sister Patty Dove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert DeMattio, and James DeMattio; sister, Lucille Riley; and parents, Mary and Rudolph DeMattio.
Jean was always ahead of the trends with interest in holiday collectibles and the pottery of Chester Nicodemus long before the rest of the world caught on. An avid collector, she operated spaces in antique malls in Lancaster and Logan and was an original seller on Ebay. She especially enjoyed birthday and holiday dinners and spending time with family at her Buckeye Lake home often getting up early to watch the sunrise.
Jean was a dog lover and spent many happy years with her beloved Shar Pei, Ginger.
She is a past member of Hospital Twig 14 and was involved in various charity work through her life.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Coumbus St., Lancaster.
A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, Ohio, with Fr. Jeff Coning officiating. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery in New Philadelphia.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Jean’s memory to the Fairfield County Humane Society, 1721 Granville Pike, PO Box 1109, Lancaster, OH 43130.